Will everyone just stop talking! Wimbledon 2014
Happy Wimbledon for Ukrainians
Each of the Ukrainian tennis players, who played in the main draw of the singles, blocked their previous achievements, and Sergey Stakhovsky became the author of perhaps the loudest sensation, defeating the legendary Roger Federer .
First round : Rogerio Dutra da Silva (Brazil) - 6: 4, 6: 0 , 6: 4
Second round : Roger Federer (Switzerland) - 6: 7, 7: 6, 7: 5, 7: 6
Third round : Jurgen Melzer (Austria) - 2: 6, 6: 2, 5: 7, 3: 6
Stakhovsky became the main Ukrainian sensation of the tournament, reaching the third round. Moreover, in the second round, Sergei forced Roger Federer to leave London ahead of schedule, who had never covered his racket at Wimbledon so early in the last ten years. Moreover, the Swiss has won the tournament seven times over the years. Stakhovsky beat Federer in four sets, won on the veins, beating an opponent in almost every component of the game. The Ukrainian victory made Federer think about retirement. Yes, he is not going to leave tennis yet, but the Swiss has to answer such questions from journalists more and more often. With the victory, Stakhovsky not only improved his position in the world rankings, returning to the top hundred, but also lowered Federer to fourth place. Of course, after such a sensation, many expected more from Stakhovsky in the next match against Jurgen Melzer . Alas, Sergei failed to overcome another barrier - 2: 6, 6: 2, 5: 7, 3: 6. I couldn't beat Meltzer because I played very stupidly. Jurgen, on the other hand, acted much better than Federer in the second round match, ”Stakhovsky admitted after the game. - He almost did not make mistakes and played great at the reception. I have demonstrated how you should not play against Meltzer. At the end of the second set, I changed my tennis a little, and it worked, but I could not continue playing. I am disappointed that I was so blinded by my victory over Roger that I played the same tennis against Jurgen, which was extremely wrong. If I was a little smarter, I could win.
Dolgopolov would have stability
First circle : Gastau Elias (Portugal ) - 6: 1, 7: 6, 6: 2
Second round : Santiago Giraldo (Colombia) - 6: 4, 7: 5, 6: 3
Third lap : David Ferrer (Spain) - 7: 6, 6: 7, 6: 2, 1: 6, 2: 6
If earlier Alexander Dolgopolov at Wimbledon is further than the second round did not pass, then this time he stopped fighting in the third. On the Portuguese Elias and the Colombian Giraldo , the Ukrainian did not spend extra energy, having finished with them in three sets. But Dolgopolov failed to beat the finalist of the last Roland Garros Spaniard David Ferrer , although the showdown dragged on for five sets. Dolgopolov served well, risked a lot, got along well with the audience, which liked Sasha's playing style and behavior on the court very much. If the Ukrainian had a little luck, he would repeat the achievement of Andrey Medvedev in this tournament, which still remains a reference point for Ukrainians.
Tsurenko's first victory at Wimbledon
First round : Lara Arrubarrena-Vesino (Spain) - 6: 3, 6: 1
Second round : Eva Birnerova (Czech Republic) - 3: 6, 4: 6
Today's best tennis player in Ukraine Lesya Tsurenko managed to get her first victory at Wimbledon on her third attempt. Quite easily in the opening round, she passed the Spaniard Lara Arrubarenu - 6: 3, 6: 1, having spent less than an hour. Lesya had to overcome the second round, where the Ukrainian rivals were Eva Birnerova from the Czech Republic, but due to a huge number of unforced errors, Tsurenko did not go further. In any case, thanks to the points earned in London, the Ukrainian will significantly strengthen her position in the WTA rankings. After the end of the tournament, Tsurenko will rise to the highest place in his career.
Svitolina settles in
First round - Marion Bartoli (France ) - 3: 6, 5: 7
18-year-old Elina Svitolina is just starting to settle down in adult tennis. A year ago, at Wimbledon, together with the Canadian Eugenie Bouchard , she played in the final of the junior tournament, and already this year, the Ukrainian tried her luck in singles. On the first attempt, Elina did not submit to the starting round: Svitolina lost to the fifteenth seeded Frenchwoman Marion Bartoli - 3: 6, 5: 7. It was probably foolish to count on success outright, although after the defeat Svitolina admitted that she was ready to beat Bartoli.